Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz has served as President of the Arbitration Court affiliated with the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan since 2011. She has now been appointed for another three-year term in this position.

Since 2000, arbitration has been a major aspect of Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz’s practice, growing out of her specialisations in merger and acquisitions law, private equity/ venture capital, and in business law. Beata Gessel has a long track record in alternative dispute resolution before permanent arbitration tribunals as well as in ad hoc proceedings (under the ICC, Lewiatan, SAKIG, and UNCITRAL rules, among others), having participated in over 60 domestic and international cases in fields such as M&A, construction law, and commercial contracts.

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is an arbitrator of the LEWIATAN Arbitration Court in Warsaw, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), VIAC in Vienna, the International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bucharest, and the Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Industrial Energy and Energy Purchasers (IEPiOE) in Warsaw.

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is a member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, of the European Branch of the Royal Institute of Arbitrators in London, of the Polish ADR Association, and of the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen. She chairs the Audit Committee of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, an organisation which assembles all the private equity funds operating in Poland.

Chambers Europe 2014 has named Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz in its categoryPoland, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators .